I'd like to explore (and photograph) some of the more interesting and atmospheric urban industrial neighborhoods across the USA. I don't want to trespass, but I do want to take photos from the street.
I'm looking for:
-- Decrepit, weedy districts containing a large number of mid-19th to early 20th century factories, mills, warehouses, foundries (abandoned or still in use), which haven't been modernized, fallen to the wrecking ball, or been converted into the dreaded "New York-style" loft condominiums.
-- Neighborhoods extensive enough to occupy me for a day or two of exploring on foot (for example, the West Bottoms neighborhood in Kansas City, the North Broadway district in St. Louis, or large sections of Gary, Indiana).
Apart from KC, St. Louis, and Gary, does anyone out there have a few industrially atmospheric/photogenic favorites of their own?